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                  Global Health Corps Request For Proposals

The Global Health Corps (GHC) aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity and
improve the quality of healthcare services for the poor by connecting outstanding young leaders
with organizations working on the front lines in the fight for global health.

GHC recruits young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work in skills-based yearlong
fellowships. GHC is committed to providing fellowships that contribute significantly to the work of
our partner organizations, and thereby inspire our fellows to deepen their engagement in the health
field. GHC fellows are young professionals chosen from a competitive pool of applicants based on
their relevant skills, experiences, character, and leadership potential. Fellows work in teams of two –
one international fellow paired with one in-country fellow. Teams spend one year working on
specific assignments identified by their host organization. All fellows attend a two-week training at
the start of the year, and receive support throughout the year from the GHC staff, network of
mentors, and other fellows.

In our first year, GHC matched 22 fellows with 6 organizations in 4 countries for yearlong
placements. In our second year, we seek to expand our program by partnering with more
organizations working to improve access to and quality of health care in poor communities. Below
is an overview of the GHC program. If you are interested in receiving GHC fellows this coming
year (August 2010 – July 2011), please fill out the attached form and send it back to
partners@ghcorps.org by December 1, 2009.

Sincerely,
Barbara, Jonny, Dave, and Katie

GHC Staff
Barbara Bush – President
Jonny Dorsey - Executive Director
Dave Ryan - Founding Director
Katie Bollbach - Program Director

GHC Advisory Board
Dr. Michele Barry—Senior Associate Dean of Global Health, Stanford Medical School
Dr. Susan Blumenthal—Senior Medical and Policy Advisor, AMFAR
John Bridgeland—President, Civic Enterprises
Dr. Mark Dybul— Co-director, Georgetown’s O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Dr. Paul Farmer—Founding Director, Partners In Health
Jessica Jackley—Co-founder, Kiva.org
Geeta Rao Gupta—Senior Fellow in Global Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Rajesh Gupta—MD/MS candidate, Stanford Medical School
Dr. Peter Piot—Director, Institute for Global Health at Imperial College, London
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Program Overview
Developing Partnerships: Partner organizations identify an area of their work that stands to benefit
from the support of a Fellowship Team for one year. Year one partner organizations and
assignments included:
               o Partners In Health: Rwanda, United States
                       ! Supply Chain Analysis
                       ! Procurement Analysis
                       ! Electronic Medical Records Programming
                       ! Monitoring and Evaluation
               o Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative: Rwanda, Malawi, Tanzania
                       ! Monitoring and Evaluation
                       ! Supply Chain Analysis
                       ! Health Management Information System Analyst
               o Southern African Center for Infectious Disease Surveillance: Tanzania
                       ! Research Analysis
               o Covenant House International: United States
                       ! Health Counseling
               o University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey: United States
                       ! Health Literacy Consulting

Recruiting and Selecting Fellows: GHC advertises fellowships and candidates apply to specific
fellowship positions. GHC reviews applications, interviews a select group, and recommends
finalists to partner organizations for final decisions. In our first year:
                  o GHC received 1,100 applications and interviewed 120 candidates
                  o The average fellow age is 26, and 50% of fellows hold advanced degrees, either
                      in health or in fields related to their fellowship work

Training and Mentorship: All fellows complete a rigorous summer training and orientation
program at Stanford University consisting of coursework in global health, management, culture,
and leadership. Mentors provide support to fellows during and after their fellowships.

Connecting GHC Alumni: Following the fellowship period, GHC fellows enter the alumni corps.
Through alumni events, career guidance, and online social networking, alumni will be part of a
meaningful network of future global health leaders.

Funding Fellowships: GHC funds the majority of costs associated with each fellowship. However,
given the value the fellows bring to partners, we ask that partners contribute as well.
                o GHC funds: Training; Roundtrip Flight to and from Fellowship; Insurance;
                    Monthly Stipends; Completion Award
                o Partner organizations fund or provide: Housing; Work Expenses (including
                    communication, in-country travel, supplies, etc.)
                o The amount of the monthly stipend and the completion award is set by GHC at a
                    standard amount in a given country before fellow applications open. Partner
                    organizations can supplement the monthly stipend with their funds.